Saturday, October 5, 2013

LGB 4.1 : Ethiopia Sidamo, Panama Bouquete Lerida, Costa Rica Tarrazu Monte Canet

New LGB blend for the last quarter of 2013 :

• 50% Ethiopia Sidamo Organic Sidama Union
• 25% Panama Bouquete Lerida Estate Lot #5
• 25% Costa Rica Tarrazu Monte Canet Estate
After a succesfull 3.1, with 50% Yirgacheffe Organic, we stay with 
the same kind of recipe. 
The Ethiopian part is an organic Sidamo from the Sidama Union. 
Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (SCFCU) was founded 
in 2001 to represent coffee producing cooperatives located 
throughout the Sidama Zone of southern Ethiopia. Originally, the 
Union consisted of 39 cooperatives which represented over 
70,000 farmers.
Today, SCFCU has grown to represent 46 cooperatives and 
over 80,000 farmers (small holders) making SCFCU the second 
largest coffee producing cooperative union in Ethiopia. Nearly all 
coffee produced by our member cooperatives is shade grown in 
low densities under the canopies of indigenous trees and enset 
(false banana), a staple food crop. Expect tea like aromas, citrus 
and fruit.

Mixing in a Panama is not the easiest of tasks, but those beans from 
the Lerida estate have such a smooth and buttery mouthfeel, we 
blend them without problems.
This Lerida mix is a typical clean Bouquete coffee from 10 different 
lots thate were mixed at origin. We also have a microlot in 
the warehouse, but this one is just fine with the Costa Rica. Maybe 
we blend Lot 5 in the next LGB version. 
The bean is a Caturra-Catuai combination and gives the blend a 
floral and wild touch.

Last but not least we have the Caffenation classic, Costa Rica 
Monte Canet, for body and roughness.

Caturra and Catuai beans again, but also a bit of geisha!

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